This week in 1940 during World War II the Blitz began, when 348 German bombers strafed
in the first of 57 consecutive nights of bombing. While the Great War (1914-1918) as it was known then, had relatively few air raids in comparison, there was still the threat of an attack from the air by the Zeppelin airships and later the London aeroplane. George Belcher (1875-1947) cartoon of the period highlights the public concerns over these early attacks. Gotha
STOUT LADY: (discussing the best thing to do in an air-raid). "Well, I always runs about meself. You see, as my 'usband sez, an' very reasonable too, a movin' targit is more difficult to 'it."